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JUL 2018

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Working his 16 th NPE, Plastics Technology Exec- utive Editor Matt Naitove will share the latest from the big show in these pages as well as on PT's blog. Online he has updates on 3D print- ing of LSR, the rise of dashboards, and more from the Orange County Convention Center. tinyurl.com/yddtn4an A confetti cannon, Orange County's mayor, and Plastics Industry Associa- tion President and CEO Bill Carteaux were just some of the elements of the NPE2018 opening ceremony. If you couldn't make it to Orlando or just missed the event, check out the video on PT's YouTube channel. youtu.be/PnRk9ml_h6U The perfect blend. Every time. Plastrac puts you in total (touchscreen) control. Our new touchscreen controller, optional on all our blenders, puts complete, intuitive process management at your fingertips. Set-up parameters are viewable during operation and stored automatically. There is a non-volatile shot counter. A thumb drive enables easy software updates and transfer of the recipe files. A full keyboard enables easy entry of all recipe and component names. All events and alarms are captured with both a real time and a day stamp. In other words, everything you always wanted to know about blending in a single panel. 610-356-3000 • Plastrac.com ON-LINE FEATURE: Smart Simulation Gets Smarter…by Learning Sigma Plastics Services breaks down the new technology of Autonomous Optimization. The software tests multiple variables like gating, venting, and cooling by performing hundreds or thousands of simulations. It then learns which combinations help achieve objectives for injection pres- sure, cycle time, warpage, and more. tinyurl.com/ybcsmlxl NPE on TV BLOG: NPE2018 Reporter's Notebook Stay up with our video reports by subscribing to our YouTube Channel: short.ptonline.com/yfZBD0uY Gate Air Bubble Pressure Bar 5.343 Empty 1.250 1.236 1.223 1.209 1.195 1.182 1.168 1.154 1.141 1.127 1.113 1.100 1.086 1.073 1.059 1.065 2 JULY 2018 Plastics Technology PTonline.com There's more on the web at PTonline.com Web E xclusives

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